This film is part of Free
Railway Traffic on the L.N.W.R.
A wonderfully clear view of Bushey Station in Victorian times
1897 2 mins Silent
This film affords us a beautifully clear view of Bushey Station in Victorian times. A train passes, a goods train headed for London passes on the opposite side, then a train northbound for Watford stops to drop off and collect passengers. This film was made by early film maker and exhibitor Charles Goodwin Norton, who often featured his own children in his films. Sure enough, it is the bearded and hatted Norton and his kids who are the group present on the platform throughout much of the film; at one point Norton points out the camera to them.
It is one of those children, Alice Norton, who donated the film to the BFI decades later.
Non-Fiction 1901 7 mins Silent Location: Morecambe
Crystal-clear views of town, sands, sea, tourists and locals at the Lancashire resort.
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
A 'phantom ride' along a fondly remembered Devon railway, crossing the distinctive Taw Bridge into Barnstaple on the way to Ilfracombe
Panorama of Calcutta, India, From the River Ganges. Panorama of Calcutta, India, From the River Ganges.
Non-Fiction 1899 2 mins Silent
One of the earliest films to be shot in India apparently shows the Calcutta ghats - or does it?
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Tay Bridge
A journey across the well-known Scottish railway bridge, filmed from the engine front.
Liverpool As Seen from the Front of an Electric Car from the Pierhead to the Circus (1901) Liverpool As Seen from the Front of an Electric Car from the Pierhead to the Circus (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
A fascinating film tour into the heart of Edwardian Liverpool.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Furness Abbey
A driver's view of the Furness Railway through Furness Abbey Tunnel and Station.
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1966 22 mins Location: Bushey
Neal Arden – actor and host of “Housewives’ Choice” – narrates this informative, thoughtful look at the Masonic boys’ school in Bushey.
1972 5 mins Location: Bushey
Hertfordshire blazes a trail in providing for travellers.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.